The Almeida Theatre is a 325-seat theatre in Islington, London.
The theatre produces a diverse range of British and international drama with some of the world's best artists, and has developed a reputation as a local theatre with a world-class profile.
Almeida Projects links the theatre's work with the local community, while the annual Almeida Festival celebrates the best of new and international theatre bringing fresh voices to the Almeida stage.
Ruper Goold is the new Artistic Director of the Almeida, starting in August 2013. Previous Artistic Directors of the Almeida Theatre Company are Michael Attenborough (2002-March 2013), Jonathan Kent and Ian McDiarmid (1990-2002) and Pierre Audi (1980-1990).
Supported using public money by Arts Council England, the theatre fundraises £1.3 million annually which, combined with ticket sales, contributes to its £4.2 million turnover.
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I have been to the last 6 plays which have been staged at the Almeida and am booked in for the next 3 so I guess you could call me a fan. Why? Well as always ther are a combination of reasons:
- excellent productions: the Almeida stages a wide variety of plays but the one thing thy have in common is excellence in terms of the play itself as well as the acting and sets.
- intimate theatre:...more
A place many are eager to pour our hearts into.
Artists: when I found out the hard work behind the natural American accent from the British, French in a recent play Becky Shaw.
Box office staff: changing dates/seats, request for recommendations ... there's always someone patient on the other side of the phone line or at the box office.
Audience: we're more than audience. We participate...more
The Almeida is a lovely and fairly intimate theatre that's located off the busy street. I had the chance to see Gael Garcia Bernal in Blood Wedding and it was excellent. One of the best in London.more
My recent visit to the Almeida theatre was for a production of Patrick Hamilton's "Rope" - which was very good incidentally.
This is more of an update on some previous reviews (which are also very good and quite detailed too) by other Yelpers. The updates are thus; the auditorium is no longer the standard stage-and-then-all-the-seats-facing-from-the-front style. It is now circular...more
This theatre is one of our favorites in London. The intimate auditorium seats 325 people on two levels, with surprisingly comfortable bench-style seating providing ample leg room. In a space this small, both the acoustics and sightlines are excellent. Productions range from Shakespearean classics to contemporary works with controversial themes, and many of the plays originally staged here...more